Chick Lit Central Interviews Bette Lee Crosby

Chick Lit Central Interviews Bette Lee Crosby

Chick Lit Central Interviews Bette Lee Crosby

On October 16, 2018 Melissa at Chick Lit Central did an interview with Bette Lee Crosby on her blog.

What is a favorite compliment you received for one of your previous novels?
To understand the significance of this compliment, you have to know how it happened. The novel Baby Girl was based on a true story that one of my fans shared with me. When she first approached me about writing her story—one of a birth mother who gives up her baby, but never forgets—I told her that I only write fiction. She said that was okay. She told me her story and I wrote it almost as it was – fictionalizing only a very few parts. At the time I wrote the book, the daughter she had given up was 18 years old and while the birth mother knew where she was, etc., they had never spoken. When the book was released she sent her daughter a copy of it and said “This is our story”.

After reading the story of what her mother went through and how much she ached to hold on to her child, the girl contacted her mom, and the day they met for coffee, her mom took a picture of them together and sent it to me. She said, “This is the happiest day of my life. Thank you for making it happen.”

When one of my books is so powerful it can change a person’s life, I couldn’t ask for anything more.
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The Summer of New Beginnings

One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all—from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.

Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy—even if that means putting her own dreams on hold.

Tracy couldn’t be more different from her sister. She’s always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother.

As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued. This is no time for attachments—not to the adorable “Sox,” whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too.

As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they’ll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings. READ MORE…

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USA TODAY LIFE interviews Bette Lee Crosby

USA TODAY LIFE interviews Bette Lee Crosby

USA TODAY LIFE interview Bette Lee Crosby

Thank you to Joyce Lamb for interviewing me at USA Today Life. Click here to read the interview.

About USA Today

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, its mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation.

Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, we reflect the pulse of the nation and serve as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. We reach nearly three million readers daily, and our mobile applications attest to more than 24 million downloads on mobile devices.

The Author Stories Podcast Interviews Bette Lee Crosby

The Author Stories Podcast Interviews Bette Lee Crosby

The Author Stories Podcast Interviews Bette Lee Crosby

Thanks so much to Hank Garner from The Author Stories Podcast for this wonderful interview. Click here to listen to the interview.

About The Author Stories Podcast

I started the Author Stories Podcast in the fall of 2014 because I wanted to listen to authors tell their stories. I wanted to know what made creative people tick, and I am fascinated by the journey that people take to get to where they are. I looked for a podcast that fit the bill and couldn’t find one, so I started the show that I wanted to listen to. I reached out to a few authors, and they were generous with their time and wisdom. Over three years later, and now multiple shows a week, and ASP is still going strong.

In late summer 2017, the show had grown to the point that I had to have help if the show was going to keep on the growth trajectory it was on. My wife Dawn graciously agreed to come on board as full time Co-Producer of the show. Dawn brings an excitement to the show and has done a tremendous job forming and strengthening relationships with the author and publishing communities. With her help, we have increased to multiple episodes per week and the quality of our guests is stellar.

We focus on authors from all backgrounds, genres, indie or trad-pub. None of those distinctions really matter to us, we just love books and the people that make them. We hope that by showcasing authors to our audience, we help the author community, foster a love of reading, and hopefully bring some magic to the world.

Susan Wingate welcomes USA Today Bestselling Author, Bette Lee Crosby

Susan Wingate welcomes USA Today Bestselling Author, Bette Lee Crosby


USA Today Bestselling Author and winner of over 25 Literary Awards, novelist Bette Lee Crosby brings the wit and wisdom of her Southern Mama to works of fiction. The result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance with a cast of quirky characters who steal your heart away.

Memory House is a place where friendship turns to love, love lasts forever, and memories outlive their owner. Ophelia Browne knows this because she's been granted the unique gift of finding and caring for those forgotten memories. But now she's nearing ninety, and needs to find a successor – soon.


Authors on the Air with Florida Author Bette Lee Crosby

Authors on the Air with Florida Author Bette Lee Crosby

Authors on the Air Host Pam Stack welcomes Southern storytelling author, the award-winning Bette Lee Crosby. It is the wit and wisdom that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal, Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer’s Choice Award.

Bette Lee Crosby with Cyrus Webb on “Breakfast with Books”

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Bette Lee Crosby to Conversations LIVE'S “Breakfast with Books” to discuss the book SPARE CHANGE.

Spare Change

A woman grieving her loss. A boy running for his life. A town defending them both…

A USA Today Bestseller and the first book in a collection of gritty, small-town family sagas. Reviewers say, “Spare Change is written in the tradition of the finest Southern fiction.”

Small-town gossip never really bothered Olivia Westerly. As a single career woman, she's endured her share. It's easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers pour salt on her raw grief. Especially when an orphaned, eleven-year-old-boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met.

Behind Ethan Allen Doyle's wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia's heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces this lonely widow and desperate child to show its true heart before danger can threaten one of its own.

A heartwarming tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts, featuring a woman you'd like to call friend, a boy you will ache to hug, and a town you wish you could call home.

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